Ivinghoe Beacon, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Survey Report

Author(s): Moraig Brown

In November 2000, English Heritage carried out an archaeological survey and investigation of the Late Bronze Age/ Early Iron Age hillfort on Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. The hillfort occupies a broadened part of a natural ridge at a point where the ridge turns a right angle. The ground slopes away most steeply to the northwest, where there is extensive evidence of soil slippage, and the north. Arable agriculture in the bowl to the south has encroached close to the line of the ramparts, and thus evidence for extramural activity here will have been removed. There are traces of settlement evidence on the north slope below the hillfort, as well as a few remains of hollow ways and other trackways. There are at least five, possibly six, round barrows in the close vicinity. (This was report number 15/2001 in a previous series).

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